A League of Their Own
I may have missed a thread somewhere along the line, so please forgive me if this comes as nothing new.
Based on the popularity of football and fantasy football leagues, even on the WHF forum, I was wondering whether anyone has given thought to a new or at least alternate format for the WHF Buyer's Guide? Each category (amps, speakers, cables, etc) could have league tables, with the equivalent of Premier League, Championship, and so on.
This could give those items that are said to ‘punch way above their weight' to sit among costlier models and vice versa, and for pieces of kit to slide down the rankings as fortunes change. It might provide an easier, at-a-glance comparison (though never a replacement for proper auditioning) and even a degree of further entertainment and source for lively debate. Head To Head tests and similar exercises could be seen to have real results as the tables change month by month - maybe even a few relegations?
Yes, plenty of details to work out, but maybe the germ of an idea? Who knows? Maybe the 5-star system could be replaced by points (and the top flight components go on to challenge in Europe! )
It was certainly something that intrigued me way back when I purchased my KI Signature: if it was so good at c.£500 just where did it sit among those more expensive pieces of kit it was claimed to rival?